ERIC Number: ED477695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
The Family Science Starter Kit: A Manual To Assist You in the Development of a Family Aeronautical Science Program. UNOAI Report.
Lehrer, Henry R.
This book is designed to involve families working together on several different hands-on activities during evening meetings at school. The basis for these activities is the in-school study of related science and mathematical concepts and topics by the students in each family. The program provides an opportunity for families to work together in an interesting and enjoyable manner. The Family Aeronautical Science demonstration project consisted of three parts: (1) the in-school study of aeronautics during select science classes; (2) the extensive after-school use of the school's computer laboratory; and (3) evening Family Aeronautical Science Nights. Key parts of the in-class work included the study of basic aerodynamics, flight control systems, wing design, and basic flight maneuvers. The educational paradigm was that students and teachers would cover several appropriate parts of the study at school and the students would continue study after school hours with family members in the computer labs using an aeronautics CD. (KHR)
Descriptors: Aerospace Technology, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Home Study, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mathematical Concepts, Parents as Teachers, Science Activities, Science Instruction, Space Sciences
University of Nebraska at Omaha, Aviation Institute, 6001 Dodge Street, Allwine Hall 422, Omaha, NE 68182-0508 ($7.50 domestic; $10 international). Tel: 800-335-9866 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Omaha. Aviation Inst.